Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com The first thing they need to do is if they have a loan against their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account, make sure it is paid off. If that is covered, now they have one of three options as long as they have $200 in their TSP account. Keep It… Continue reading What Happens to TSP When My Spouse Gets Out?
Note that I'm not a counselor. This article is just providing you the information on where you can get help. If you feel like you might harm yourself right now, reach out to the resources below: Military Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) UK specific: Samaritans 116 123 If you look at many of the… Continue reading Let’s Talk Mental Health Resources
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com There has been a delay but I finally back to writing my "What does That Mean?" Series. I'm currently working with fellow military spouse and veteran bloggers to write on behalf of the other services because I definitely don't speak Army or Navy! My hope is this article will give… Continue reading What Does That Mean? Air Force Installation Agencies and Facilities
Photo by Ibrahim Asad on Pexels.com I feel like this retirement system has actually been discussed a lot lately on the active duty side but many spouses still don't know about. I hope this article clarifies some concepts. How does it works? Your service member will get 40% of their base pay. The rest of… Continue reading Blended Retirement System (BRS)
TSP stands for the Thrift Savings Plan which is essentially the 401 k or retirement account for military and government employees. As of now anyone joining the military or civil service are now automatically put into TSP. However if your spouse joined the military before 2018 it's not guaranteed they have TSP since they might… Continue reading How does TSP work
How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple Marriage can be hard, but being in the military makes it even harder. There can be long hours at work, TDY's, deployments, and just the added stress of your spouse having one of the most difficult jobs in America. At the same time though, your spouse and you are actually… Continue reading How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple
I have been a military spouse for 18 years and I’m an Air Force veteran, hence the name: The Veteran Spouse, I've seen both sides of the coin. I love to help other spouses understand and cope with military life, often as a Key Spouse, but also as a friend. I’ve been through a couple… Continue reading The Journey Begins